Sara Bolivar Wagers

UMN MSTP student Sara Bolivar Wagers

Email: boliv004@umn.edu

Entering Class: 2016

Education:
University of Central Florida
Molecular Biology and Microbiology majors
B.S., 2014

Honors and Awards:

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellows, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 2021-2024

MSTP Student Governance:

  • Student Admissions and Recruitment Committee, 2018-2020

Advisor: Bruce Blazar, M.D.

Thesis Research:

Immunometabolism of regulatory T regs in acute Graft versus Host Disease.

Publications (pubmed)

Hefazi M, Bolivar-Wagers S, Blazar BR. Regulatory T Cell Therapy of Graft-versus-Host Disease: Advances and Challenges. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Sep 7;22(18):9676. PMCID: PMC8469916

Hirai T, Ramos TL, Lin PY, Simonetta F, Su LL, Picton LK, Baker J, Lin JX, Li P, Seo K, Lohmeyer JK, Bolivar-Wagers S, Mavers M, Leonard WJ, Blazar BR, Garcia KC, Negrin RS. J Clin Invest. Selective expansion of regulatory T cells using an orthogonal IL-2/IL-2 receptor system facilitates transplantation tolerance. 2021 Apr 15;131(8):e139991. PMCID: PMC8059880

Hippen KL, Aguilar EG, Rhee SY, Bolivar-Wagers S, Blazar BR. Distinct Regulatory and Effector T Cell Metabolic Demands during Graft-Versus-Host Disease. Trends Immunol. 2020 Jan;41(1):77-91. Review. PMCID: PMC6934920

Work prior to the UMN MSTP:

Ghanem MH, Bolivar-Wagers S, Dey B, Hajduczki A, Vargas-Inchaustegui DA, Danielson DT, Bundoc V, Liu L, Berger EA. Bispecific chimeric antigen receptors targeting the CD4 binding site and high-mannose Glycans of gp120 optimized for anti-human immunodeficiency virus potency and breadth with minimal immunogenicity. Cytotherapy. 2018 Mar;20(3):407-419.

Guo J, Bolivar-Wagers S, Srinivas N, Holubar M, Maldonado Y. Immunodeficiency-related vaccine-derived poliovirus (iVDPV) cases: a systematic review and implications for polio eradication. Vaccine. 2015 Mar 3;33(10):1235-42. Review. PMCID: PMC5529169